Updated Sep 9, 2021 - News
Interstate 35W reconstruction in Minneapolis finally wraps up
Cars drive on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis.
Photo: Nick Halter/Axios

It took 1,480 days, but the Interstate [email protected] reconstruction project in Minneapolis is finally coming to a close.

  • Yes, you read that right. The $230 million, four-year makeover of the 6-mile stretch will be complete sometime late Friday.

Why it matters: The ramps from 35W northbound to Interstate 94 westbound, and from 94 eastbound to 35W southbound, have been closed since the summer of 2018. That's affected a lot of people.

  • 35W carried about 200,000 cars a day prior to construction and 94 carried 243,000.

What's new: The project widened the freeway, added a transit station and improved access in and out of Lake Street.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show the ramp from Interstate 94 eastbound to 35W southbound has been closed.

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